The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing and evaluating interventions to treat and prevent disordered eating behaviors and obesity among women of color.

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OUR TEAM

We have some great people working with Living F.R.E.E. Lab.

Our team is comprised of social work and public health researchers, and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.

OUR WORK

We work hard to conduct research to improve eating behaviors.

Our most recent projects have been focused on reducing binge eating among women with overweight and obesity.

PARTICIPATE

We are always looking for people to become involved in the work at Living F.R.E.E. Lab.

Interested in participating in one of our research studies? Interested in joining the Living F.R.E.E. Lab team?

NEWS FROM THE LAB

New Study on Essential Women of Color Coping with COVID-19

We are very excited to begin our next study, “Essential Women of Color: Coping with COVID-19.” The purpose of this study is to examine coping strategies among women of color who have been deemed “essential workers.” We will collaborate with Village Heart BEAT (VHB) a division of the Mecklenburg County Department of Public Health, which aims to […]

Introducing: Mariah Cowell, a 2nd Year MSW Student

Mariah is so excited to be a part of the Living F.R.E.E. Lab. This is her second year working with Dr. Goode. Mariah is a second-year full-time graduate student in the community management and policy practice concentration at the UNC School of Social Work. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UNC Charlotte. […]

Research Studies

one

The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in Black Women with Obesity

The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of Appetite Awareness Training in a sample of Black women with overweight and obesity.

two

Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to examine if Appetite Awareness Training has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain over 6 months.

three

Exploring the “Why” Behind the Binge Eating Behaviors of Black Women

The purpose of this study is to examine the factors affecting the binge eating behaviors of Black women.